55 current and former UNLV student-athletes eligible for Spring Commencement Ceremonies.
Sophomore standout earns career-high national spot.
Rebels downed during MW Championships Semfiinals.
Men's tennis downs Wolf Pack 4-1, earns three points in Governor's Series.
Men's tennis improves to 4-2 in MW play; 16-6 overall.
*2012 ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE*
*2012 MW SCHOLAR-ATHLETE*
UNLV: A veteran player that looks to have a strong senior season ... Will have opportunity to start in both singles and doubles ... A three-time member of the Academic All-Mountain West Team ... Went 3-5 in singles and 3-3 in doubles during final fall tournament season ... He and partner Tamas Batyi reached the final of UNLV's Easley Memorial in November.
2012: Struggled to a 5-15 overall singles mark, including 2-11 in duals ... Posted a 12-12 doubles record, including going 6-5 in duals with Batyi while appearing at all three spots in the lineup ... Finished fall season 3-4 in singles and 5-1 in doubles.
2011: Played at the top four singles positions and compiled an 8-17 mark, including 4-8 at the second position ... Named All-Mountain West in doubles after compiling a 4-2 mark in league matches playing with Mehdi Bouras at the No. 1 spot in the lineup ... Finished 2-5 in singles during fall play and 4-5 in doubles action with two different partners ... One of a league-leading seven UNLV members of the 2011 Academic All-Mountain West team.
2010: Joined roster in January and earned his first letter as a Rebel by compiling a 15-9 record in singles and 15-8 in doubles ... Played primarily at Nos. 3-4 in singles during dual season, including a 5-1 mark at the fourth spot ... Finished 3-3 in MW matches ... First win as a Rebel came over Alex Daines of Utah State on Jan. 29 in a dual match ... Proved to be effective in doubles as well, finishing 15-7 with partner Bernard Schoeman, including a perfect 7-0 in the No. 3 position ... The duo finished 2-4 in league action ... A member of the Academic All-MW Team and an ITA Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIORS: A 2009 graduate of Latinskola School ... Ranked 14th in Sweden in juniors 18-and-under ... Member of 2008 and `09 national championship team.
PERSONAL: Johannes Markel was born on Aug. 28, 1989, in Transylvania, Romania ... The son of Christa and Horia Markel ... Has a younger sister, Johanna ... Majoring in hospitality management ... Favorite tennis player is Tommy Haas.
Markel's Collegiate Record SINGLES Year Tour. Dual (MW) Total 2011-12 3-4 2-11 0-1 5-15 2010-11 2-5 6-12 2-4 8-17 2009-10 0-1 15-8 3-3 15-9 CAREER 5-10 23-31 5-8 28-41